The team at SuperDrug Online Doctor has just released a new study on one of the biggest taboos in American culture — virginity. Males and Females" reveals trends on when Americans are losing their virginity, and what factors affect when this happens. The main one being a lack of sex education at school and at home. Among their various findings, one of the most interesting is that the total number of people who have ever had same-sex sexual contact is For the purpose of this study, the definition of virginity loss is whether the respondent had heterosexual vaginal intercourse. With that in mind, the average age of virginity loss for American men is
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Illustration by Shawna X. It should come as no surprise to Broadly readers that most of the world is organized around men. A man, Jacques Derrida, even created the word to express the idea: phallogocentrism. In short, the phallus defines the world, and for millennia it has defined sex. The insertion of a penis into a woman has been the defining line between virginity and its absence.
If you say you haven't, you're a prude. If you say you have, you're a slut. It's a trap. So spoke Ally Sheedy's character in "The Breakfast Club" on a topic that inspires continued fascination: virginity, the v-card every woman is supposed to hold onto at the time in her life when she is often obsessed with turning it in.